Extra Credit in Social Studies

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We are winding down 2019 and our second quarter! As we move into the last weeks of school before the break, I told the students that I would be offering one extra credit opportunity. At the beginning of the second nine weeks, the students had an assignment to write a paragraph about each of the 4 inventors we were studying in social studies. Each paragraph needed to answer three questions:

  • What are they known for?
  • What impact did they make on life in America?
  • How would life be different today without this inventor?

The grades on this assignment were lower than expected. Since they have been working on their informational writing in ELA, I have decided to extend an opportunity for the students to redo this assignment.

Any student who chooses take advantage of this opportunity will have until next Wednesday to turn in their newly written paragraphs on Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, The Wright Brothers, and George Washington Carver. I will, again, grade them on whether or not the paragraphs answered the above mentioned questions. If the students make a higher score on their writing, I will replace the original grade with the new one.

Any student who would like to participate in the extra credit opportunity can see me tomorrow, and I will give them a blank copy of the assignment. Again, this is an optional, extra credit assignment, and it is due no later than next Wednesday, December 18th. If the students have any questions, they can come ask me tomorrow morning.




Progress Reports

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Hello Team McPopRoss,

We were happy to see so many of you at our Thanksgiving Feast. Only two more days until our break; we can do it!

I know it’s hard to believe, but we’re already halfway through Quarter 2. As you know, we are going paperless with our Report Cards and Progress Reports. This means you will not be receiving a paper copy of your child’s grades. Instead, we ask that you check your child’s grades on ParentVUE. Please make note of any missing work, and talk with your child about those assignments. If you are unable to access ParentVUE, please contact our front office at your earliest convenience.

Please remember, as we continue on in 5th grade the rigor increases and the expectations rise. Therefore, we also ask that you have a conversation with your child about their grades. Praise them for a job well done, ask them to reflect on their behavior in class (both academically and socially), and/or discuss ways they can improve in specific subject areas. If you have questions or concerns that are not alleviated by talking with your child, please feel free to email either Mrs. McRorie or myself, and we’d be happy to discuss your child’s grades with you.

Also, please note that IOWA scores will be coming home tomorrow. Check your child’s folder!

In this season of giving, we want you to know that we give thanks for you and your child! We are blessed teachers, and we know it! 😊

Have a wonderful afternoon and a very happy Thanksgiving,


It’s Time For a Challenge!

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Image result for typing clubMr. D has issued a typing challenge for 3rd-5th grade. Get ready to improve your keyboard skills while challenging your friends all in the attempt to reign supreme over all Frey students!

Click on the link to the right that says Typing Club to get started.

You’ll log in with your first initial and last name (no spaces). You do NOT need a password.

Good luck and get to typing!



Morning Check-In

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Image result for good morning memeWe’ve added a new page to our blog. It’s called Morning Check-in, and it’s where we want you to go each morning to tell us how you’re doing. It’s super simple and won’t take you any time at all. After you check in each morning, we want you to get on a computer or iPad and fill out the form. Then submit and go on with your day. Let’s have a great week!


IMPORTANT

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Parents,

If you have not already done so, please take a moment to click on the link provided to participate in a brief survey regarding our school.  The results of this survey determine our School Climate Rating and are a part of our school’s CCRPI score.  Your participation in this survey is critical to our school.  The survey window opens Tuesday, October 1, 2019 and closes Friday, March 2, 2020.  The survey contains 24 questions and can be completed using your personal computer, smartphone, or tablet.  Survey responses are anonymous, self-reported, and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Although the window is open for an extended period of time, we would encourage you to please complete the survey as soon as possible.

Georgia Parent Survey:

https://gshs.gadoe.org/parents

 

Thank you!

The Frey Elementary Faculty and Staff